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Hi Leisha H,
Thinking about it I will probably run it in my normal running shoes - Brooks Glycerin 6, for Windsor Half and for the Turbo X. My trail shoes - Adidas Swoop, are not stability shoes and won't give me what I need over a half marathon and ten mile cross country route. I train cross country so I don't think my shoes will get that trashed. I dropped my Garmin 201 this morning and it broke boo hoo !
I can recommend the Garmin 405 for your next watch. I have had it since it came out and I LOVE it!! Do you live local to Windsor?
As I'm already signed up for the November one (and doing Beachy) I'm quite tempted to go for this one too.
Is there anyone else coming down by train to share a cab with?
Shoewise I'm going with what I know which is my cheapy trail shoes I bought for Hellrunner, presuming they would get trashed. They're still going strong, I use them any time I think I'll be doing downhills.
Just to let you all know that we posted out the race instructions and numbers today. The route has been blessed by this horrible rain and there are more waist deep bogs than we were expecting for this time of year - and the hills haven't got any smaller.
Please note that we can't start at Poppyhill this year because the area is triple-s i and it is the change over week from restricted to less restricted - so they don't want the vehicles parked there although you runners are OK to run over it.
The start is now in the centre of Bracknell Forest and the access is along a roughish track off the A322 Bagshot/Bracknell Road - it is Ok for most standard vehicles but those with sports cars will need to drive very carefully.
Still OK to enter I Can't Keep Up!
It means site of special scientific interest - the Dartford Wabbler nests there until end of Sept and there is concern about a floating spider (our event last year at Poppyhill was second w/end of Oct and we didn't have any problems).
The crazy thing is that the army can go anywhere yet we can't drive a few cars on main tracks.
It is - the Turbo X start will be close to the start finish area and is where the first swamps are located - the run goes out to Poppyhills training area and then back to the start area before going off again to the swamps.
There's going to be a 3km kids fun run as well - which hasn't been well publicised yet.
Right I'm in !! must be mad but sounds like to much fun to miss out on . can the kids enter the fun run on the day ? not sure the wife will fancy getting that dirty but who knows LOL.
Sorry to hear you have to pull out Mutley.
The kids can enter on the day I CAN'T KEEP UP!
ok thanks mike don't surposse you know how much of hand
nightmare about the knee muttley good excuse to put your feet up though
Nightmare mate. Well we will all probably be wishing we were at home on the sofa when we have finished the tubo X zone. mind you if they gave you 10 years and it lasted 12 thats very good , they normally give you 10 years and they last 10 months instead. mate of mine had his knees do this year and he hobbles more now than he did befor he looks like it aged him poor bloke. I will be taking it easy and whatching the ankle i'm sure it will hold up ok touching big bit of wood. and you are right if it don't kill us and all that . hope you make a speedy recovery mate.
Mike £8 for the kids thats a blinding price just got to convince them to have a go now see you all there
Don't worry, my mate didn't listen to the docs advise and was up on his feet much to early. now he is paying the price for not listening. I'm sure you are a bit more sensible, and try and enjoy the rest you will soon be back on your feet.
never done one of these turbo X runs so can't wait I'm just going to take it nice and steady and try and enjoy it as much as possible. don't think the wife will let me back in the car afterwards probably have to run home at the end as well LOL.
I'm looking forward to this mad and exciting race ! Thanks for the warnings about the swamp, Mike ! I pulled out of the first Turbo X back in May because of an achillies problem. However, I'm ready for this one. Mike, when should we get our race numbers and instructions ? I've seen the Military Academy from the road on my way to the Meadows shopping centre, will competitor's vehicles be allowed onto the site to park ? I've also taken a look at Poppy Hill on a map, there's plenty of trails around it, across it etc.